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[News] [Rival] McAfee Does the Right Thing and Deletes (Parts of) Windows

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] McAfee Does the Right Thing and Deletes (Parts of) Windows
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:48:03 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000


McAfee DAT 5958 Update Issues

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| McAfee's "DAT" file version 5958 is causing 
| widespread problems with Windows XP SP3. 
| The affected systems will enter a reboot 
| loop and loose all network access. We have 
| individual reports of other versions of 
| Windows being affected as well. However, 
| only particular configurations of these 
| versions appear affected. The bad DAT file 
| may infect individual workstations as well 
| as workstations connected to a domain. The 
| use of "ePolicyOrchestrator", which is used 
| to update virus definitions across a 
| network, appears to have lead to a faster 
| spread of the bad DAT file. The 
| ePolicyOrchestrator is used to update "DAT" 
| files throughout enterprises. It can not be 
| used to undo this bad signature because 
| affected system will lose network 
| connectivity.


Broken McAfee DAT update cripples Windows workstations

,----[ Quote ]
| McAfee pushed out a virus definition 
| update, 5958, at 06:00 PDT that causes 
| false positive identification of the 
| critical Windows system file svchost.exe. 
| Machines running Windows XP Service Pack 3 
| using the 5958 definitions will delete the 
| file, causing many key Windows services to 
| fail to start. The Windows file is being 
| mistakenly detected as W32/wecorl.a. 
| Failure to start svchost.exe causes Windows 
| to automatically reboot, hindering repair 
| efforts.



McAfee seeks gag on exec ousted over options

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| Former McAfee President Kevin Weiss, exonerated of wrongdoing in a stock
| option-backdating scandal, plans to ask a judge on Monday to unseal the
| arbitration award that cleared him of wrongdoing and ordered McAfee to pay
| damages for firing him without proper cause.

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